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Ivaan Chan marked it as to-read Apr 06, Jalal Elwazze rated it it was amazing Feb 07, Techniques to solve the problems are easy This book contains all of the material that would generally be covered in a Freshman or Sophomore Linear Algebra course. I did like the fact that the section on vector spaces was written in a way to be included earlier if desired. The geometric intuition in this subject is extremely important and difficult to convey, and this book does a sufficient job.
Theorems, and when necessary, their proofs are presented in a logical fashion. Later chapters on linear transformations and spectral theory are presented at a nearly ideal level for such a course and a reasonable selection of applications are included. The book is sufficiently comprehensive for its purpose as a first course in the subject.
While the exposition is quite clear and there are many great examples and explanations, the overall length could be intimidating to some students. For my students, textbook provides a foundation for the course. Read this book PDF. Lyryx develops and supports open texts, with editorial services to adapt the text for each particular course. Dense paragraphs are mostly avoided and the text is broken up with examples, theorems, etc The applications are appropriate for the audience and the theory of linear algebra will not become obsolete in the next twenty years.
I did not detect any inconsistency in the way that the material was presented.
Navigation in the book is very good. This book would be suitable for students’ first exposure to proofs.
There is no glossary, and the index, while short, seems to be comprehensive. The text is designed in a modular llinear to maximize flexibility and facilitate adaptation to a given course outline and student profile. I found no grammatical errors, but a typo on p. Few chapters that are interconnected may need extra care to rearrange since students would need to have some basic understand of the concept. This style is easdiwn throughout the text and technical terminology is properly used.
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The modularity of this book is quite good, and this is of particular importance for easdoown particular subject. Ava Qin marked it as to-read Apr 07, Kwang Kwang’z marked it as to-read Mar 07, I like very much the style of writing and even the formatting of headers and content titles.
I find the title of Cor. However every topic in sections need not be assigned. The material is so fundamental in easdoen, and this book covers all the important topics.
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Thanks for telling us about the problem. Ih added it Mar 02, Comments I have taught from the author’s related book, “Elementary Linear Eqsdown, and I find the refinements here of the material to be a positive change in every regard. The subsequent chapters of this book are each pretty well self-contained, so it would be pretty easy to adapt the content to a particular curriculum.
Text stays consistent throughout with definitions, solutions and responses. Suggested exercises are included at the end of each section, with selected answers at the end of the text.
I like this book quite a lot.
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Llnear diagrams in this book are great, though there aren’t a lot of them in the first half of the book. Comments I plan to propose that frst adopt this text as our required text for our introductory linear algebra course.
Daniel rated it it was amazing Sep 03, In particular, the final section on vector spaces is written at a level that is appropriate for students that want to take a deeper look at the underlying frameworks of linear algebra.
One could very easily reorder the chapters of the book to fit their curriculum. Math has a great flexibility when it comes to being culturally relevant.
This book does not cover any topics about culture, race or ethnicities and is written in a respectful manner. The use of color is also consistent and makes alegbra easy to skim the sections.
Roya marked it as to-read Jun 05, There are plenty of very nice exercises. Return to Book Page. I found it very readable and easy to find what I was looking for. Open Preview See a Problem?
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